The Bellagraph Nova Group are back again and making some big takeover claims in an ‘exclusive’ interview with the BBC.
Sadly, it seems abundantly clear that they are not our saviours and a legitimate alternative to the Saudis, with the response to their latest claims only strengthening my belief that they are simply using NUFC as a publicity vehicle.
Before taking a look at the damning responses from a host of reporters, here’s what the BN Group have told the BBC today:
“Bidding for Newcastle is part of our strategy because it’s a well-known football club but still has room to improve, and we believe that improvement is good for the club as well as for our brand”.
“We started real planning for the club such as whom to hire as trainer and whom to sign for players,”
“We are always in contact and we are still very aggressive on trying to close the deal.
“I can tell you our team just met Mike Ashley’s representative last week on the process in Paris again.”
There’s been an incredible number of holes in this story. The low bid that’s clearly short of Ashley’s asking price, the high level of publicity and Michael Chopra’s involvement are three big red flags, but when you then see they’ve been photoshopping pictures of themselves with Barack Obama along with that damning report from Reuters that completely exposed their already poor credibility, it paints a very damning picture.
To add to that, a host of journalists have reacted to their latest comments with equally scathing responses:
So, they’re not in advanced talks like they claim to be and they’v not actually met Mike Ashley in Paris – instead it seems he’s barely even taken their bid serious.
As you were.